Who doesn’t love lips, right? Take a moment to appreciate the tactile and speech facilities given to you through the use of your lips for Lips Appreciation Day!
Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together.|
|Synonyms:||syrinx, pandean pipe|
|Usage:||When his parents refused to buy him an instrument, the industrious ten-year-old fashioned himself a makeshift panpipe out of string and some pieces of dried bamboo he found in the garage.|
Idiom of the Day
I am determined not to do something.
Caligula Becomes Emperor of Rome (37 CE)
When Caligula became the Roman emperor in 37 CE, replacing the hated Tiberius, the public welcomed his reign, and for a time it was uneventful. Seven months later, he fell severely ill, and when he recovered, he was a changed man. Suddenly, his reign was marked by financially ruinous extravagance, unmatched cruelty, and rampant executions, even of his former supporters. He was assassinated within a few years.
Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750)
Caroline Herschel was a British astronomer. At the age of 10, she contracted typhus, which permanently stunted her growth—but not her ambition. Her family assumed that she would never marry because of her height and trained her to be a household servant. But when her brother, Sir William Herschel, took up astronomy and accepted the position of King's Astronomer, she joined him as his assistant and assumed the laborious task of cataloging thousands of stars and nebulae.
The Kiplingcotes Derby, which is run along the Wolds Way in Yorkshire, England, on the third Thursday in March, dates back more than 450 years, making it the longest-running "flat race" (as opposed to the steeplechase, which involves jumping over obstacles) in England. The route along which the horses run measures four miles in length and cuts through five different parishes, supposedly following an ancient Roman road. It begins near South Dalton and finishes near Kiplingcotes Farm in the parish of Middleton-on-the-Wolds.
Mass Coral Bleaching Hits the Great Barrier Reef for the Second Year in a RowAn expansive aerial survey found that the Great Barrier Reef has been ravaged by coral bleaching for the second year in a row, marking the first time the reef has not had several years to recover between bleaching events, according to researchers.
Mass coral bleaching hits the Great Barrier Reef for the second year in a row
1621 - Samoset walked into the settlement of Plymouth Colony, later Plymouth, MA. Samoset was a native from the Mohegan tribe in Maine who spoke English.
1802 - The U.S. Congress established the West Point Military Academy in New York.
1850 - The novel "The Scarlet Letter," by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was published for the first time.
1883 - Susan Hayhurst graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She was the first woman pharmacy graduate.
1918 - Tallulah Bankhead made her New York acting debut with a role in "The Squab Farm.
1926 - Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket.
1963 - "Puff The Magic Dragon" was released by Peter, Paul and Mary.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson submitted a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress.
1974 - The new Opryland auditorium in Nashville was dedicated.
1985 - "A Chorus Line" played its 4,000 performance.
1987 - "Bostonia" magazine printed an English translation of Albert Einstein’s last high school report card.
1994 - Tonya Harding pled guilty in Portland, OR, to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on her skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She was fined $100,000. She was also banned from amateur figure skating.
READERS INFOINTERESTING FACTS
Oddly enough, the very first high heels were made for soldiers in the 1500s so that their feet fit snugly tucked into their stirrups while horseback riding.
Ironically, the only member of ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.
Frank Neuhauser won the first National Spelling Bee in 1925. His prize: $500 in gold and a meeting with Calvin Coolidge.
President Van Buren was the first president born an American citizen. All previous presidents were born English citizens, while the colonies still belonged to Great Britain.
The name “Emmy” was derived from the term “immy,” which described the image orthicon tubes common in early TV cameras.
Vertumnus is a painting completed by the Mannerist painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo in Milan c. 1590–1591. It depicts the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II as Vertumnus, the Roman god of metamorphoses in nature and life. The fruits and vegetables symbolize the abundance of the Golden Age that had returned under the Emperor's rule. The painting is now held at Skokloster Castle.
THIS ARTIST IS FILLING POTHOLES
WITH FOOD AND FLOWER MOSAICS
To raise awareness and beautify the streets, artist Jim Bachor is filling unsightly potholes with awesome mosaics of foods and flowers.
knit - ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Steak Diane for Two
Cherry Icebox Cookies
Sew a Cute Puppy Pillow Softie
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
Butterfly Fish Purple Jigsaw Puzzle
sometimes you just gotta go for it
A love of dogs wasn't enough for me to do well at this quiz!!! You?
NO MATTER WHAT, LIFE MUST GO ON
The Most Jaw Dropping Photos From History
edgetrends1. Wilbur Wright, one of the Wright brothers, flying around the Statue of Liberty in the Model A plane (1909).